Quick Takes: Chicago Community Colleges See Enrollment Drop, U. of Hawaii Finances Criticized

January 3, 2006
  • Officials at the City Colleges of Chicago are trying to figure out why enrollment has dropped -- in some cases as much as 16 percent -- at their campuses, The Chicago Tribune reported (free registration required). While many community colleges nationally are reporting an end to major enrollment increases, most are stable or are seeing small decreases (of 1 or 2 percent), not the sort of declines being reported in Chicago.
  • Hawaii's state auditor on Friday released a stinging report on the University of Hawaii's financial management, saying that the budget process at the university system's flagship campus at Manoa did not provide for "fiscal accountability" or "the effective use of resources." University officials released a 16-page reply, which disputed many of the findings while also acknowledging "room for improvement."
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